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US airline buys 15 supersonic passenger planes

USA-ALSHARQIYA June 4: The American airline "United" confirmed, Thursday, that it had concluded a contract with the "Boom Supersonic" company to purchase 15 supersonic aircraft operating on sustainable fuel, noting that if things go according to plan, it will be able to directly Carriage of passengers on these aircraft, effective 2029.

Boom Supersonic, a startup based in Denver, is developing a passenger plane called "Overture", which is supposed to fly at Mach 1.7, twice the speed of sound, which means that United will be able with this plane to operate commercial flights that take half the time. It takes today.

If all goes well with the new plane, its passengers will be able to travel from New Jersey to London in three and a half hours, while they will be able to travel to Frankfurt in four hours.

This plane will accommodate between 65 and 88 passengers.

And "United" said that the agreement it entered into with "Boom Supersonic" also provides for the possibility of buying 35 additional aircraft of the same type.

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